Just when you thought it was safe to read other books.
Harry Potter creator JK Rowling has launched a cryptic new site, Pottermore.com. Admittedly, as of right now, it just features a logo, the two words “Coming soon” and Rowling’s signature, so there’s not exactly much to work with here.
In keeping with the magical world of Potter, no less than 10 Potter websites were given coordinates which related to a letter in the word ‘Pottermore,’ and ultimately gave away the website’s address. One can only imagine the excitement this task must have caused.
Digital Spy has spoken to a source at hpana.com, who claims to have seen the site, and duly described it as “breathtaking in scope, detail and sheer beauty.” What’s more, a Pottermore Twitter account has also been created at twitter.com/pottermore. Well, of course it has.
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What does it all mean? Fans will hope that Rowling will be putting pen to paper (or writing method of her choosing) and continue the Potter story ad infinitum (no, Potter fans, that’s not a spell). Rowling has said she’s uncertain whether she’d write another Potter book, but the term “Pottermore” is supposedly the last patent she recorded, back in July 2009.
Some believe that an encyclopedia could be on tap, but will that be enough to satisfy the insatiable demands of the passionate fanbase, who are currently counting down the days to the July 15 release of the last ever movie?